Study Abroad

Study Abroad

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Sep

Join the ISO for the Fall Education Abroad Fair! Learn about the many different study abroad programs available for UVA students.
September 10, 2024 11:00am
Newcomb Hall Ballroom
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In January 2024, 12 UVA students boarded a flight to China as part of a J-Term course called “Game Change: Bridging the U.S.-China Divide Through Sport.” In this video, the students recount their experiences and what made this course memorable.

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Misha Panda
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Misha Panda is a third-year student at UVA majoring in anthropology with a concentration in medical anthropology, care, and ethics along with a minor in biology. She is drawn to global health and health equity and leads the Doctors Without Borders club at the University. Panda encourages other students to immerse themselves in experiential learning opportunities and adds that community engagement fuels her engagement both within and beyond the university.

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Ben Ross with his Kenyan friend Pwani
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Ben Ross is a fourth-year student studying global development, history and religious studies. He developed a deep interest in Kenya and Swahili while at UVA and plans to build on it after graduation.

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UVA in sand in Jordan
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Ambassador Steve Mull shares the details of global partnerships and expansion in the works at Global Affairs for 2024.

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Stepheney in Greece
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Stepheney Odom–Thomas is a 3rd year student double majoring in Global Studies Environments and Sustainability and Foreign Affairs with a minor in Korean Language and Literature. She shares how global immersion at UVA helped her find her intersts and encourages all students to get involved.

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J-term students in India
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This January, UVA students participated in 18 January-term study abroad courses that took them to places as distant and diverse as Ecuador, the United Arab Emirates, India, Kenya, and Vietnam, among other places.

January-Term or J-term as it is popularly known meets at the start of the year and is designed to foster interest in diverse topics students might not have an opportunity to explore during the year. It concludes in mid-January.

UVA Global spoke to four faculty who offered the courses this year about their offerings.

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On January 1, 2024, 12 University of Virginia students will wing their way to China for a 12-day J-term course “Game Change: Bridging the U.S.-China Divide through Sport” that will delve into the history of U.S.-China sports diplomacy, especially in the current challenging bilateral relationship,

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Summer abroad course being taught in Zarax
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The University of Virginia faculty and students spent summer months researching, interning, studying and teaching in different parts of the world, an essential part of UVA experience that was on hold during the pandemic. Here are a few recollections:

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18

Sep

JSPS will be visiting UVA to hold an info session to discuss their exchange programs (Fellowship and Bilateral Program) to researchers and others who are considering studying abroad in Japan.
September 18, 2023 1:30pm
New Cabell Hall
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19

Sep

Join the UVA in London: The Theatrical City (January Term) Program Directors to learn about the program and ask your questions.
September 19, 2023 5:00pm
Hotel A, West Range at UVA
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20

Sep

Undergraduates who are interested in participating in the 3-credit J-term during the first two weeks of January are invited to the information session!
September 20, 2023 12:00pm
New Cabell Hall
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20

Sep

September 20, 2023 5:00pm
Campbell Hall, Room 158
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20

Sep

Join this session on Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00pm to learn more about what studying abroad in Siena, Italy is like as a Computer Science student.
September 20, 2023 7:00pm
Online Event
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22

Sep

Join the UVA in London: The Theatrical City (January Term) Program Directors to learn about the program and ask your questions.
September 22, 2023 12:00pm
Online Event
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22

Sep

Join us at the Multicultural Student Center to learn more about education abroad opportunities at UVA!
September 22, 2023 12:00pm
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, UVA
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27

Sep

Undergraduates who are interested in participating in the 3-credit J-term during the first two weeks of January, are invited to the information session!
September 27, 2023 5:00pm
UVA's Minor Hall, Room 110
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Susan Curl
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Susan Curl graduated with a degree in Spanish Language and Culture in 2007. Today Curl is an experienced translation professional with operations and business development experience in the U.S., Spain, and the Middle East. Curl Translations has grown exponentially and handles more than 60 language combinations, specializes in 12 different sectors, and works with clients in 15 countries. She looks back to her experience in UVA in Valencia program that started it all.

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Rudene Mercer Haynes
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Rudene Mercer Haynes is a Chambers-ranked securitization attorney and Executive Committee member of Hunton, Andrews, Kurth, a nationally recognized law firm in Northern Virginia. She recalls her experience in Valencia when she was a UVA student.

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Fernando Operé headshot
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Fernando Operé teaches colonial and 19th century Latin American literature and Spanish and Latin American poetry in UVA’s Spanish, Italian and Portuguese department. As founder and director of UVA’s Valencia program, he looks back as the program celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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Valencia
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Liz Wellbeloved is assistant director of UVA’s longest-running study abroad program. A first-generation student, she has helped thousands of students explore options in Valencia.

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Gregory Perryman
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Gregory Perryman has been selected as a Fellow and will conduct a comparative study of social justice leadership in the United States, South Africa and Ireland.

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Feb

Join us for a panel discussion and reception with past UVA Fulbright recipients on February 23, at 5:00 pm in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Auditorium.
February 23, 2023 5:00pm
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at UVA
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UVA in Jordan
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A record seventeen Education Abroad Programs took the University of Virginia students to places as distant and diverse as Argentina, Australia, Jordan, Kenya, and Vietnam, among other places for the first time since the pandemic disrupted travel in 2020.

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Students pose for a group shot with German archway in background
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A selection of photos from our 2023 J-Term Study Abroad programs.

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25

Jan

Meet with UVA faculty program directors, program providers, and host universities. We hope to see you there! 
January 25, 2023 11:00am
Newcomb Hall Ballroom
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Reese Hertel Guatemala 1
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Reese Hertel learned to appreciate nature while growing up in Charlottesville. Now, he seeks to bring his passion for the environmental global, interning in Guatemala and studying in Valencia to prepare himself for career as a Latin America-focused environmental engineer.

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Erica Stephens
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Erica Stephens is getting ready to graduate next month with major in Cognitive Science and a minor in Health & Wellbeing from University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Science.

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Stephen Mull
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As we launch the 2021 spring semester this month amid continuing challenges from the COVID-19 threat, the contours of the post-pandemic world are emerging.  Steadily accelerated vaccinations, improved compliance with public health measures, strides in treating the disease, and the resilience of our students and faculty in mastering new ways to learn and research are creating conditions to spring back even stronger after the pandemic.

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University of Virginia
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UVA is in the top 12 U.S. universities for short-term study abroad programs, according to the annual Open Doors report released Nov. 16 by the Institute of International Education, a New York-based nonprofit.

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Stephen Mull
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Americans bid a sad farewell to legendary jurist Ruth Bader Ginsburg in recent weeks, simultaneously celebrating her extraordinary contributions over 50 years to advancing gender equality and other important human rights issues in the United States. Justice Ginsburg’s life affirmed what all of us in international education have long known to be an essential truth: that study and research abroad transform and enrich individual lives, and more broadly, the character of nations.